Europe Day 2019
To commemorate the Schuman Declaration, as is now customary, a ‘European village’ will be open to the public in the centre of Luxembourg City on 9 May, which will focus mainly on the forthcoming European elections on 23-26 May. Alongside the EU institutions and Member States, various EU translation services will share a stand to promote multilingualism in Europe.
This year, for the first time, the Translation Centre is organising this joint stand on behalf of the participating institutions. Representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank, the European Court of Auditors and the Translation Centre will welcome visitors to the stand between 11 am and 6 pm with the banner ‘Übersetzen für Europa/Traduire pour l’Europe/Translating for Europe’.
The stand will be in Place d’Armes and will provide information about multilingualism in the European Union, the translation services of the European institutions and recruitment procedures for translators. There will also be language quizzes and interactive games for all levels including children. In addition, some translators will run guided tours through the city during which they will talk about their profession in the different institutions.
We look forward to meeting many visitors at the stand, especially since it was recently announced that Europe Day would become an additional national public holiday in Luxembourg.
Other celebrations on Europe Day
A wide variety of activities and events have been planned to mark Europe Day in Europe and all over the world.
The European institutions will organise their annual Open Day in Brussels on 4 May and in Strasbourg on 19 May.
Please consult europa.eu for an overview of all the activities on offer.